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Get rid of Your Eczema The Natural Way

Eczema describes a number of skin conditions that include increased inflammation of the skin, leading to patches of redness that are itchy and often scaly/bleeding. Something triggers your body's immune system and it overreacts and attacks its own skin cells. Unfortunately your doctor is equipped with a limited range of medications for this condition, none of which are curative in nature. While these drugs can be effective, they also come with a myriad of unpleasant side effects. As long as you are not at risk of suffering from any severe complications, natural home eczema remedies a can help you to manage eczema without any side effects.

Cure Eczema With Oats...

Oats are a very common natural therapy for eczema. They work by giving your skin extended periods of moisturization, by forming a transparent film over your skin. It is more cost-effective if you just buy cereal oats from the supermarket and use a food processor to form a fine powder. Otherwise, you can simply buy colloidal oats from your health food store. All you need to do to use the oatmeal for your eczema, is to mix it into your bathwater before you jump in. Use approximately 5-10 ounces per bath, although it doesn't hurt to use more.

For added effect, when in the bathtub hold some of the oats in your hands and rub it over your skin, paying particular attention to the affected areas. Now there is no harm whatsoever in staying in this oat-water for as long as you like, but you should aim to be there for at least twenty minutes. It is very unlikely that this solution will irritate your skin, though there is a very slight possibility, and if this does happen then stop using oatmeal baths immediately. Otherwise, you must continue to use it for a few weeks before seeing its full effect. This is one of the home remedies for eczema that works best during flare-ups and can be done up to twice a day until your flare-up has subsided.

Change In Lifestyle

When it comes to learning how to cure eczema, the little things can add up, and they can either help you or hurt you. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of different possible triggers for eczema, many of which are known, but most of which are yet to be discovered.

One particularly effective method for identifying your own unique triggers, is to keep a record of what you do and what you eat throughout the day, and compare it to a record of your symptoms and how bad they are. Over the course of a week, or even a few days, you are likely to discover a link between certain triggers and your eczema flare-ups. Such triggers can be anything even as seemingly small as stress, or perhaps the consumption of animal products. Identifying what triggers these flare-ups can help you avoid them in the future. Another important piece of advice is to stay away from scented products like tissues, creams and shampoos, since they are known to exacerbate eczema due to their high chemical content.

Next time you go shopping for bathroom goods like soaps and shampoos, why not take a trip to your health-food store to see their selection of natural, preservative-free variations? It's also a good idea to double rinse your clothes when you wash them to get rid of as much of the detergent as possible. Diet can play a HUGE role in helping to treat your eczema, since certain foods directly or indirectly modulate the behaviour of your immune system. Avoid eating out in general, and avoid all junk food. Eat more natural whole foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables - either lightly steamed or uncooked. Doing all of these things can help your home remedies for eczema work more effectively.

Other Things To Think About

If you are currently taking medication for your eczema, please do not stop them by yourself when you start to see improvement from using natural therapies. I highly advise you to go and see your doctor so he/she can taper your medications down safely. Sometimes it can be harmful to combine natural therapies with conventional creams/drugs, so always seek the advice of your doctor before you start treating yourself naturally.

Over time, as your condition gets better, you will be able to get away with seeing your doctor less and less. Conventional drugs are not as evil as some natural therapists will make you believe. Although they can cause side effects when used long term, in the short term the strongest conventional drugs can control those symptoms far quicker and more effectively than any known natural therapy. So if you are suffering from a particularly nasty flare-up, there is no evil in accepting a drug from your doctor. While using a medical drug, it doesn't hurt for example, to eliminate certain eczema-triggering foods from your diet.

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